Anu R.

I think the most important thing to remember in life is to let go of the trivial things and be happy.

My first memory about school was in Kindergarden when we hatched baby chicks! It was so fun observing the eggs and waiting to see them hatch! The baby chicks were so fuzzy and yellow!

The teachers who had a positive influence on me were those that cared about me as a person, not just as a student. They would give me hugs and ask me how my day was and not just if I finished my homework.

Unfortunately, I do not keep in touch with the friends I made in elementary school because I made stronger friendships in high school and college, and even beyond!

Luckily I was not bullied in elementary school but I was in middle school. I learned that I had to stick up for myself and I talk to an adult about the bullying. The bullying stopped and I didn't have to worry about it ever again. Because it hurts to be bullied, I tried to be nice to everyone and respect people for who they are.

There are 5 members of my immediate family- my loving and caring parents, my fun younger sister who goes to UC Berkeley and my fun younger brother who is in high school.

When I asked my parents for some "Words of Wisdom", they told me to "Listen to them because they know what's best for me."

I am the type of person who is a go getter. When I want something, I do whatever it takes to achieve it. I love to travel because I think traveling teaches me a lot about myself and I love seeing the world. In fact, this past summer, I went to 5 different countries in Asia! If there was something I could change about my personality, I would like to talk less and listen more.

I learned that getting along with others takes patience, respect, and an open mind. It doesn't matter if you are an adult or a kid- collaboration takes effort and kindness!

One of my goals as a teacher is for all of my students to fall in love with science! I plan on achieving this goal by having students do fun projects and labs where they really understand what biology is all about!